Chief Inspector

DateNov 2023
Reports toGeneral Manager
StatusFull-Time, Salary

Job Summary

The Chief Inspector is responsible to the Accountable Manager for the overall operation of the Quality Assurance Department and along with the FAA Accountable Manager has final authority in the releasing to service of airframes, engines, propellers, appliances and the component parts. In addition, the Chief Inspector is responsible for methods and procedures used by the repair station in complying with all applicable Code of Federal Regulations, manufacturer’s specifications and recommendations. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist, supervise, and direct all personnel assigned to the Quality Department.
  • Assure that all inspections are properly performed on all completed work and that the proper inspection records, reports, and forms used by the repair station are completed and executed prior to releasing the product for return to service.
  • Determine that all technical data on articles overhauled or repaired by the repair station are kept current with latest revision. This data includes manufacturer’s overhaul manuals, service bulletins, part specifications, related to FAA approved data, and other technical data used by the repair station. 
  • Assure that periodic checks are made on all inspection tools and the calibration of precision equipment used by the repair station and technicians who keep their own precision equipment. Further assure that current records of those inspection and tests are maintained.
  • Determine that no defective, unserviceable, or un-airworthy parts are installed in any component or article released by the repair station.
  • Submit reports of defects or un-airworthy condition in accordance with 14 CFR 145.221. 
  • Assure the proper execution of a maintenance release and/or FAA Form 337 when required. 
  • Guide the final acceptance of all incoming material, including new parts, supplies, and the airworthiness of articles on which work has been performed outside the repair station.
  • Guide the preliminary, hidden damage, in progress, and final inspections of all articles maintained by the repair station and the recording of results of such inspections.
  • Guide the proper tagging and identification of all parts and components as outlined in this manual. 
  • See that un-airworthy parts are segregated and quarantined in such a way as to prevent their Reuse as serviceable parts. 
  • Assure that all inspections are properly performed on all completed work before it is approved for return to service, and the proper inspection and maintenance records, reports and forms required for each release are properly executed.
  • Assure that the proper inspection records, reports and forms uses by the repair station are available to all inspection personnel.
  • Maintain and keep current a regulatory library including Code of Federal Regulations, type certificate data sheet and FAA published airworthiness directives.
  • Compile complete work orders and inspection forms in such a manner that once filed information pertaining to a specific item can be readily located for review.
  • Assure that the responsible technicians properly execute complete entries on forms and work orders used by the repair station. 
  • Assure that procedures used in procurement and reception of aircraft parts will guard against “bogus” and “unapproved” parts from entering the parts system and to ensure that nay such parts are detected before their use.
  • Ensure that nay maintenance performed for 14 CFR Parts 121, 125, 129 or 135 Carriers under a Continuous Airworthiness Program per 14 CFR § 145.2 through 145.205 is accomplished in Accordance with that Carriers manual and that all required inspection items are inspected by RII inspectors, not performing work.
  • Ensure that all regulations are followed as it relates to Contract Maintenance IAW 14 CFR § 145.209 (h) and 145.217.
  • Ensure that proper entries are made into maintenance logs & work orders IAW 14 CFR part 43 and Operator/Air Carrier manuals.
  • The Chief Inspector may delegate all duties assigned to any qualified assistant as necessary; however, such delegation does not relieve the Chief Inspector 

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Possess A&P certification for at least three years with 24 months of experience.
  • Possess Inspectors Authorization (IA). 
  • Be familiar with the applicable regulations outlined in CFR14 Part 145; inspection methods, techniques, practices, aids, equipment, and tools.
  • Proficient in using the various types of inspection equipment and visual inspection aids appropriate for the article being inspected.
  • Must understand, read, and write English.

Preferred Skills and Knowledge

  • Consistently displays professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a larger group.
  • Good problem-solving skills with excellent follow-through.
  • Handles changes well with the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Customer service oriented.
  • Self-motivated and resourceful.
  • Ability to operate general office equipment including personal computer and copy machine.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written) as well as customer service skills.
  • Ability to read, comprehend and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously.
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft applications such as Outlook and Office Suite.
  • Accuracy and Attention to Detail.
  • Positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Calm under pressure and thrives in fast-paced, high-volume environment while maintaining flexibility, accuracy, attention to detail and professional disposition.

Other Prerequisites

  • Pass pre-employment drug screen and background check
  • Ability to obtain Airport Issued security badge
  • Valid Driver’s License

Working Environment

  • Primarily indoors in a temperature-controlled environment (Office and Warehouse Environments).
  • Occasional lifting and carrying to 50 lbs.
  • Work is performed in an office and hangar environment with moderate noise level; frequently subject to inside environmental conditions, which provide protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.
  • Constantly requires clear vision to read printed materials and computer screen.
  • Constantly requires sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to function in a general office environment to accomplish tasks.
  • Constantly requires clarity of speech and hearing, which permits the employee to communicate effectively.

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